top 10 r.e.m. songs

Posted: May 12, 2012 in Arts
Tags: , , , , , ,

Sometimes I decide to craft a list which turns out to be an impossible task. Like this one. When I go through the R.E.M. catalog I am reminded how many great songs they recorded, songs which I had forgotten. Whittling them into a top ten list is like trying to pick up mercury with your fingers. Then when you eventually do come up with ten songs ranking them equates to pure insanity.

Much like the Beatles list this particular one is highly susceptible to change. There are at least 30 other songs which could’ve made it – and probably would at a different moment in time. But we’re in this moment. For whatever that’s worth.

10) The One I Love
9) Mine Smell Like Honey
8) It’s the End of the World as We Know It
7) At My Most Beautiful
6) Strange Currencies
5) Imitation of Life
4) Electrolite
3) Radio Free Europe
2) Fall On Me
1) Everybody Hurts

  1. Patti Kuche says:

    Cheap post? More like a provocative post – you left out Undertow, and Low Desert and E-Bow the Letter! But as you so well say, picking up mercury . . . 🙂


  2. When I read your title, my first thought was r.e.m has 10 songs?? After reading your list, I stand by my first thought. I’ve only heard a couple of these songs, so I must be listening to a different radio station. I’ll have to give the other songs a listen.


  3. Finest Worksong?


  4. Welcome to the Occupation? So. Central Rain? Drive? Driver 8? Oddfellows Local 151? Cant Get There From Here?


  5. I love 1,2, and 8. I need to listen to the others, though. Hope your trip is going well!


  6. A tough task, appears you were up to it.


Whatcha got to say?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s